August Gaul

Henne mit Küken (Hen with chicks)
August Gaul

Henne mit Küken (Hen with chicks)

4,930€  *
* Total price includes shipping, taxes, and resale right (if applicable).


  • Bronze

  • Bronze

  • 1898

  • Height 5.8 cm. Mounted on black marble base (2 x 9 x 7 cm)

  • Private collection from southern Germany

  • Groß-Auheim near Hanau 1869 – 1921 Berlin

  • Signed ‘Gaul’ on back of cast-with plinth and with foundry mark „H.NOACK BERLIN“ on back side edge of the plinth

  • Dresden 1899, Deutsche Kunstausstellung; Potsdam 1921 (Ferdinand Möller in den Räumen der Orangerie des Parkes von Sanssouci), Potsdamer Kunstsommer 1921; Berlin 1972 (Berlin Museum), August Gaul; Hanau 2011 (Museen der Stadt Hanau), August Gaul. Die Samm

  • August Gaul was a sculptor and founding member of the Berlin Secession. On close terms with art dealers like Bruno and Paul Cassirer, he became a leading figure in the Berlin art scene before World War I. His signature artistic style were his animal sculptures.

    Recent posthumous cast. Dark brown patina.

    Auction results for other animal sculptures by August Gaul:

    1.) Elefant, Leo Spik on November 4th, 2013.
    Price excluding buyer's premium $ 28,782 (ca. € 22,000)
    2.) Junger Löwe from 1898, Bassenge on January 12th, 2013.
    Price excluding buyer's premium $ 7,780 (€ 6,000)
    3.) Stehender Bär from 1917, Lempertz on May 28th, 2006.
    Price excluding buyer's premium $ 5,042 (€ 3,200)

    Some of the factors which can influence the price of an artwork are the edition number, the scale, the year it was executed or the condition.

  • Gabler 46-1; u.a. Arthur Schulz, Deutsche Skulpturen der Neuzeit, Berlin 1900, Taf. 9; Angelo Walther, Der Bildhauer August Gaul. Leben und Werk, Phil. Diss. (Typoskript), Leipzig 1961, Nr. 226; Roland Dorn, Verzeichnis der bei Paul Cassirer nachweisbaren

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